ESL Placement Test

The Accuplacer test gauges your knowledge in reading, writing and listening and determines the appropriate courses for your success. You'll need your Student Number to take the Accuplacer test. Your Student Number is available online two business days after you apply to SLCC.

Taking the Accuplacer:

  • You must bring a legal, photo ID, such as a driver's license.
  • Use of dictionaries and other helps are not allowed.
  • The test is not timed. You may take as long as you need.
  • There are 20 questions per section and an essay section and the average student takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete it.
  • It is highly accurate. Accuplacer is used by over 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide and gives a reliable indication of your skill level.
  • If you are unhappy with your results, you may retest once per semester. You must wait at least 24 hours. It costs $15 to retake the exam.
  • Your results do not affect admission, but you will not be able to register for an ESL course until your test scores are posted on your academic records.
    (Please allow 24 to 48 hours after completing the test)
  • Results are available immediately after you complete the test.

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